Matthew Wynia for The Conversation

Matthew Wynia for The Conversation

Matthew Wynia is the director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


‘Crisis standards of care’ involve excruciating choices and impossible ethical decisions

By: - December 23, 2021

As the omicron variant brings a new wave of uncertainty and fear, I can’t help reflecting back to March 2020, when people in health care across the U.S. watched in horror as COVID-19 swamped New York City. Hospitals were overflowing with sick and dying patients, while ventilators and personal protective equipment were in short supply. Patients sat for hours or days […]